Temporary Outdoor Use & Encroachment Permits for Local Businesses
The revised Marin County Shelter in Place Order allows certain businesses to gradually re-open. The revised Health Order permits outdoor dining and other outdoor business activities; however, many businesses in Corte Madera do not have existing permitted outdoor space available for conducting business.
The Town Council recently adopted an urgency ordinance allowing restaurants and other commercial businesses to provide outdoor business operations on private and public property following approval of a permit by the Town. The Town Council adopted this ordinance to provide assistance to local businesses by encouraging community members to patronize local restaurants and businesses in a safe way.
The Temporary Outdoor Use Permit and Temporary Operations Encroachment Permit allows for local restaurants and other businesses authorized under the County Health Order to use outdoor space, either on private or public property, to expand their operations and operate in compliance with social distancing requirements. Permit fees for the term of the Temporary Outdoor Use Permit have been waived. A security deposit may be required with the Temporary Operations Encroachment Permits, however, permit fees have been waived for the term of the permit. Businesses that want to participate in the Town’s outdoor business program should consult Marin County business specific guidelines and requirements for operations.
Temporary Outdoor Use Permits (Outdoor Use of Private Property)
- Information about Temporary Outdoor Use Permits (TOU Permits) - an informational handout
- Temporary Outdoor Use Permit Application form and submittal requirements
- Temporary Outdoor Use Agreement
- Please contact the Planning Department at 415-927-5064 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about TOUs.
Temporary Operations Encroachment Permits (Outdoor Use of Public Property)
- Information about Temporary Operations Encroachment Permits (TOE Permits) - an informational handout
- Temporary Operations Encroachment Permit Application form and submittal requirements
- Temporary Operations Encroachment Agreement
- Please contact the Public Works Department at 415-927-5057 or email@example.com to learn more about TOEs.
Information about Urgency Ordinance 996
- View the Town Council Meeting Video for the June 9, 2020 meeting, at which Urgency Ordinance 996 was adopted.
- Access a copy of the Staff Report and Ordinance from the June 9 meeting
- Ordinance 1002 extended the temporary permit program through November 16, 2021. Access a copy of the staff report from the October 20, 2020 meeting. View the Town Council meeting video here.